(a) The governing body of a political subdivision, by majority vote, may provide that while an employee of the political subdivision is receiving benefits under this chapter, the employee may elect to receive previously accrued sick leave benefits, whether statutory or contractual, in an amount equal to the difference between the benefits under this chapter and the weekly compensation that the employee was receiving before the injury that resulted in the claim.
(b) Sick leave benefits received under Subsection (a) shall be deducted proportionately from the employee's sick leave balance.
(c) This section does not limit the medical benefits to be paid to the employee. A sick leave plan may not require an employee to take sick leave benefits before receiving benefits under this chapter.
Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.